Evening Under The Big Sky
Registration is now open for the Montana Audubon Center’s annual fundraising event, Evening Under the Big Sky! The festive, fun-filled evening will take place on Saturday, September 17, beginning at 5:00 pm. The event features live music from some of Billings’ most beloved bluegrass musicians, as well as local food and beverages. A silent auction and live auction games, administered by community favorite, Tom Towe, will help generate funds for the Center’s annual suite of place-based nature education programs. Evening Under the Big Sky tickets are $75 each or $550 for a table of 8. Click here to purchase tickets.
Summer Camp Roundup, Upcoming Fall Programs
It’s been a great summer season at the Montana Audubon Center, with nearly 300 kids participating in summer camps, field trips, and guided nature programs. Each of those numbers is a story, a kid making a discovery, exploring nature, or connecting with others in a way that wouldn’t have happened without Montana Audubon.
About once a week this summer we received a note from a parent, which is the best kind of mail to get in your in-box. Here’s a sample that speaks to what we do here: Just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for a great week of camp! Our son had a great time. He’s a total nature guy and there are few places that offer what you do. He was so happy at camp and his father and I were shocked he was interested in the overnight, where he had a great time! We are new in town so will keep on looking to see what else you offer.
We do have a number of programs coming up this fall, including Audubon Afterschool Explorers, Home School Hands-on Science, weekend family programs, adult workshops…a wide variety to get people of all ages connected to nature. Check out the webpage for more information!
Is there a more calming, rejuvenating restoration activity than harvesting seeds? Many volunteer hands have been at work carefully peeling back the seed pods of the Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis) to reveal an abundance of small, cheerful brown seeds. One of our more robust biennials, the Primrose has only a few years to establish itself and secure the next generation’s place in our plant community.